Events for the Carrot Improvement Project

Aug
22
2017
to
Aug
22
2017

Join partners from the Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) and Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) projects for a one-day classroom and field based workshop on organic varietal development and seed production. Nationally renowned researchers from Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, and Organic Seed Alliance will lead this course and instruction will include:

  • Seed biology fundamentals
  • Harvesting, processing, and storing seed
  • Population size and isolation requirements
  • Managing pathogens during seed production and after harvest
  • On-farm variety trialing and participatory breeding techniques

We’ll also connect with chefs to develop and identify varieties that shine in the kitchen. The morning classroom portion will be held at the Daniel Turf Center. We’ll head to the field at The Student Farm in the afternoon to tour and taste test advanced carrot and tomato breeding populations.
 

Speakers

Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance, Program Director
Julie Dawson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Assistant Professor
Lori Hoagland, Purdue University, Associate Professor
Karen Mitchell, Purdue Extension, Agriculture & Natural Resource Educator
Local Chef and Farmer Panel, TBA
 

Additional Details

The workhsop will begin in the morning at the Daniel Turf Center located at 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907. The afternoon portion of the day will be held at The Student Farm located at 1491 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.

$15 registration includes workshop, tasting, and catered lunch by The Juniper Spoon.

Questions? Lori Jolly-Brown at 765-494-1296 or ljollybr@purdue.edu.

REGISTER TODAY

 

Aug
24
2017

Save the date to join the CIOA team on August 24th, for a daylong field day and celebration dinner at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Details TBD.

Oct
02
2017
to
Oct
02
2017

Join CIOA's Phil Simon, Micaela Colley, and Laurie McKenzie for the 2017 Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon. We're partnering with Chef Maya Lovelace of Mae to showcase carrots from the project. Hosted by the Culinary Breeding Network, the event provides attendees the unique experience to taste new and in-development vegetable and grain cultivars, share opinions, and break downs the walls between eaters and breeders. This interactive mixer to build community and increase collaboration between plant breeders, farmers, and eaters is not to be missed!

Learn more and purchase your tickets here.